APWA Reporter magazine

The APWA Reporter serves as the prime communication link uniting the community of public works professionals who make up APWA.

The APWA Reporter is edited primarily for public works officials at local, state and federal levels, as well as others involved in the public works field. Most editorial content consists of articles by public works practitioners on such subjects as computers and computer applications, solid waste, water resources, municipal engineering, transportation, equipment services, buildings and grounds, snow removal, and other public works-related topics. The articles contain information on management techniques, research, training programs, and new technology.

The magazine also features job openings, a calendar of important events, insightful editorials, seminar schedules and much more. Members receive this monthly publication free of charge.
  • President's Message, Jan,p.2
  • Technical Committee News, Jan,p.4
  • The Show for Snow heads to the Hawkeye State, Jan,p.6
  • CPFP: It's not about the title, it's the experience and knowledge you gain, Jan,p.11
  • Fairfax County shares lessons learned from accreditation ascent, Jan,p.13
  • Roger Clark Leadership Conference: A Southern Tradition of Success, Jan,p.16
  • Building Bridges: Public Works Birthday Parties, Jan,p.19
  • Recognize Your Leaders, Jan,p.22
  • Index to 2016 articles, Jan,p.24
  • Washington Insight, Jan,p.32
  • A New Administration in Washington, D.C.: Time to tell our public works stories in support of infrastructure programs, Jan,p.34
  • Imagination to Innovation, Jan,p.36
  • Open Your Winter Toolbox, Jan,p.37
  • How Did They Do that?, Jan,p.39
  • International Idea Exchange, Jan,p.42
  • The Southeast U.S. Public Works Response to Hurricane Matthew, Jan,p.44
  • Incident Command System: A practical application, Jan,p.47
  • Hennepin West Mesonet: Providing emergency managers with real-time environmental information, Jan,p.49
  • Credibility through credentials, Jan,p.51
  • The APWA Utah Chapter Emergency Management Mutual Aid Alliance, Jan,p.53
  • Public works professionals have a duty to act, Jan,p.57
  • Presidential Inaugural Planning and Response in the District of Columbia, Jan,p.59
  • President's Message, Feb,p.2
  • Public works and infrastructure professionals continue to be poised for excellence, Feb,p.4
  • Call for nominations to APWA Board of Directors issued, Feb,p.8
  • Technical Committee News, Feb,p.11
  • The dichotomy between security and adventure, Feb,p.13
  • Chattanooga Public Works receives APWA accreditation, Feb,p.16
  • CPII: Covering a vast array of public works expertise and knowledge, Feb,p.19
  • Kayla's Krew, Feb,p.21
  • Recognize Your Leaders, Feb,p.24
  • Washington Insight, Feb,p.26
  • GAC Insight, Feb,p.28
  • Imagination to Innovation, Feb,p.30
  • Open Your Winter Toolbox, Feb,p.31
  • How Did They Do That?, Feb,p.33
  • International Idea Exchange, Feb,p.36
  • Innovations for Interest: How Iowa is multiplying the water quality impacts of its State Revolving Fund, Feb,p.43
  • Effective Utility Management: An update for all of today's public works leaders, Feb,p.47
  • Raising pints and lowering nutrient limits in Boulder: meeting more stringent nitrogen regulations by adding beer, Feb,p.51
  • The inspiring side of infrastructure, Feb,p.54
  • Lead and Copper Rule, Feb,p.57
  • Ethics in Public Works, Feb,p.59
  • Ancient algae are threatening present-day water management, Feb,p.61
  • President's Message, Mar,p.2
  • Executive Director Grayson visits with Michigan congressional leaders, Mar,p.4
  • Technical Committee News, Mar,p.5
  • Building for the future in Waukee, Iowa, Mar,p.7
  • The City Beautiful, the Experience of a Lifetime, Mar,p.12
  • Success for the City of Gulfport, Mississippi, as they become the state's first accredited agency, Mar,p.14
  • CPFP: High-level achievements will be recognized, Mar,p.16
  • Honoring cultural diversity through inclusion, Mar,p.20
  • Recognize Your Leaders, Mar,p.22
  • Washington Insight, Mar,p.24
  • GAC Insight, Mar,p.26
  • Imagination to Innovation, Mar,p.28
  • Open Your Winter Toolbox, Mar,p.29
  • International Idea Exchange, Mar,p.31
  • Roanoke's Sealed Compactor Program: Serving the market, Mar,p.34
  • Changing Faces: New partners for a complex discard stream, Mar,p.38
  • Solid waste professionals and our quest for waste reduction and diversion, Mar,p.43
  • Moving beyond technical skills in hiring, Mar,p.45
  • Customer-focused process improvements: solid waste employees leading the way, Mar,p.47
  • If you build it, they will come: Phoenix's Solid Waste Apprenticeship Program, Mar,p.50
  • The process improvement train is leaving -- are you on board?, Mar,p.51
  • Engaging solid waste employees, Mar,p.54
  • President's Message, Apr,p.2
  • Technical Committee News, Apr,p.5
  • Putting the Pieces Together, Apr,p.8
  • Excellence in Snow and Ice Control Award, Apr,p.10
  • Des Moines in pictures, Apr,p.14
  • Why we exhibit -- and why you should too!, Apr,p.16
  • 2016 National Public Works Week in Charleston County, Apr,p.18
  • Dam Removal: A lengthy public decision-making process leads to a successful outcome, Apr,p.24
  • LED lighting provides a night and day difference to Topeka's Maintenance Shop, Apr,p.28
  • White Privilege? Where's mine!?!?, Apr,p.31
  • Recognize Your Leaders, Apr,p.34
  • Washington Insight, Apr,p.36
  • GAC Insight, Apr,p.38
  • Imagination to Innovation, Apr,p.40
  • Open Your Winter Toolbox, Apr,p.42
  • How Did They Do That?, Apr,p.44
  • International Idea Exchange, Apr,p.49
  • The city that saved a river; the river that saved the downtown, Apr,p.52
  • Choose the best athletic field surface to meet your needs, Apr,p.56
  • Evolution: How to hit a facility curve ball when you are up to bat, Apr,p.59
  • The value of interval meter data, Apr,p.61
  • Here are the keys to the facilities, now what?, Apr,p.64
  • President's Message, May,p.2
  • APWA President Ron Calkins testifies at U.S. House Natural Resources Committee, May,p.4
  • President-Elect Bo Mills featured at International Association of Defence Councel Mid-Year Meeting, May,p.6
  • C4S News, May,p.8
  • Launching a Sustainability Committee: Bringing together sustainability resources to support local communities, May,p.11
  • PWX 2017 Special Events: Come home to Florida!, May,p.14
  • Georgetown County celebrates National Public Works Week, May,p.16
  • National Public Works Week in Benton County, May,p.20
  • City Hall improvements and opportunities for Sweet Home, May,p.22
  • City of Jefferson: Creating community and infrastructure through trees, May,p.24
  • A successful kickoff leads to accreditation for Shawnee, Kansas, May,p.28
  • Sustainable diversity, May,p.29
  • Recognize Your Leaders, May,p.30
  • Public works professionals pay tribute to fallen Longmeadow public works employee Warren Cowles, May,p.32
  • Bloomfield Township joins other agencies to pay tribute to fallen road worker, May,p.33
  • Washington Insight, May,p.34
  • GAC Insight, May,p.36
  • Imagination to Innovation, May,p.38
  • Open Your Winter Toolbox, May,p.40
  • How Did They Do That?, May,p.42
  • International Idea Exchange, May,p.46
  • Raising resiliency in a river town, May,p.48
  • Using data to tell your story, May,p.50
  • The core components of sustainability education, May,p.54
  • The Higher Standard: Triple bottom line decision making for infrastructure, May,p.56
  • Centralization versus decentralization systems for wastewater treatment, May,p.59
  • An increasing challenge for wastewater systems: wipes, May,p.62
  • Asphalt Concrete Pavement: Proven ways to save money and reduce greenhouse gases, May,p.66
  • Full-Depth Reclamation: A sustainable pavement reconstruction solution, May,p.69
  • Optimizing ROI for SCM sizing and selection via nutrient mass balance, May,p.71
  • Tips for drafting legally defensible sustainability policies and thresholds, May,p.73
  • 2017 Top Ten Public Works Leaders named, May,p.75
  • President's Message, Jun,p.2
  • Technical Committee News, Jun,p.4
  • One day in Washington, D.C., Jun,p.6
  • Diversity: Changing a community, Jun,p.8
  • Recognize Your Leaders, Jun,p.10
  • Washington Insight, Jun,p.12
  • GAC Insight, Jun,p.14
  • Imagination to Innovation, Jun,p.17
  • Open Your Winter Toolbox, Jun,p.18
  • How Did They Do That?, Jun,p.20
  • International Idea Exchange, Jun,p.22
  • Northbrook hits a home run with rainwater harvesting and flood mitigation, Jun,p.24
  • The benefits of restoration in an urban environment: Amazon Creek in Eugene, Oregon, Jun,p.28
  • Navigating PWX in a wheelchair, Jun,p.33
  • Qualification-Based Selection: A recipe for a successful partnership, Jun,p.36
  • What do you know? Public Works Organizations and Knowledge Management, Jun,p.38
  • Close tolerance HDD is changing the open cut industry, Jun,p.40
  • President's Message, Jul,p.2
  • Candidates for the APWA Board of Directors named, Jul,p.4
  • The CPWA Board of Directors Annual Meeting in Ottawa, Jul,p.8
  • APWA Board Director Bill Spearman testifies before U.S. House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, Jul,p.10
  • Technical Committee News, Jul,p.12
  • Council Corner, Jul,p.14
  • One for the record books, Jul,p.15
  • Connecting with people in a social media-crazy world, Jul,p.22
  • The passion behind the innovation: an interview with Derreck Kayongo, Jul,p.24
  • Attention Public Works Directors, wanna win a prize?, Jul,p.25
  • Orlando in pictures, Jul,p.26
  • Exceptional learning application with the Emerging Leaders Academy, Jul,p.28
  • Recognizing and honoring public works during National Public Works Week 2017, Jul,p.30
  • National Public Works Week: Concord Public Works, Concord, Massachusetts, Jul,p.34
  • Could your agency be the next recipient of the APWA Excellence in Snow and Ice Control Award?, Jul,p.36
  • Is a stormwater utility right for your community?, Jul,p.38
  • CPII certification provides a gateway to network with your peers, Jul,p.41
  • NEAPWA's Diversity Committee, Jul,p.44
  • Recognize Your Leaders, Jul,p.46
  • APWA announces the 2017 Public Works Projects of the Year, Jul,p.48
  • Washington Insight, Jul,p.72
  • Know your elected officials and your Government Affairs Committee: be connected, Jul,p.74
  • Imagination to Innovation, Jul,p.76
  • Open Your Winter Toolbox, Jul,p.78
  • How Did They Do That?, Jul,p.80
  • Communities take STEPs to build safer pedestrian networks, Jul,p.81
  • Autonomous Vehicles: A profound life-changing revolution, Jul,p.84
  • Technology and systems engineering are changing cities across America, Jul,p.87
  • Local Road Safety: What do we have to lose? Plenty!, Jul,p.90
  • City of Port St. Lucie Public Works Department leads the way in innovation and service, Jul,p.91
  • Anatomy of paving practices in Orange County, Florida, Jul,p.93
  • Winning over the "public" in public works projects, Jul,p.98
  • Autonomous Vehicles: Driving their own future?, Jul,p.100
  • Open Your Winter Toolbox, Aug,p.0
  • President's Message, Aug,p.2
  • Strategic Planning: Enjoy the Journey, Aug,p.4
  • Technical Committee News, Aug,p.8
  • Council Corner, Aug,p.10
  • Inexpensive asset management, Aug,p.12
  • Payoff greater than sacrifice, Aug,p.14
  • Diversity Matters: Now more than ever, Aug,p.16
  • Recognize Your Leaders, Aug,p.20
  • Awards 2017, Aug,p.22
  • Don't miss these at PWX!, Aug,p.36
  • Four options to attend PWX, Aug,p.37
  • One-day passes available for PWX, Aug,p.38
  • Leading Pedestrian Interval: What are you doing with your five seconds?, Aug,p.39
  • Alien plant will destsroy your city, unless..., Aug,p.42
  • Asset management levels of service through the lends of a community, Aug,p.45
  • What we can learn about the resiliency of our infrastructure from recent disasters on the Canadian prairies, Aug,p.47
  • Empowering maintenance workers to lead innovation from the field, Aug,p.50
  • The new golden age of bicycling, Aug,p.53
  • Public relations and outreach for a major roadway project, Aug,p.54
  • Your entire city is an asset to be managed, Aug,p.57
  • Driving innovation with next-level professional development, Aug,p.60
  • Washington Insight, Aug,p.84
  • GAC Insight, Aug,p.86
  • Imagination to Innovation, Aug,p.88
  • International Idea Exchange, Aug,p.92
  • Out of sight, out of mind? Are abandoned utilities affecting you?, Aug,p.94
  • Pipeline failure documentation to minimize failures in the public rights-of-way, Aug,p.98
  • Why trenchless?, Aug,p.102
  • Ground to Cloud: Technology innovation improves safety and underground pipeline management, Aug,p.104
  • The City of Port St. Lucie's programmatic approach to asbestos cement pipe bursting, Aug,p.107
  • Dixon's Wastewater Treatment Plant: Meeting state requirements, Aug,p.112
  • Succession Planning: How one department did it, Aug,p.114
  • Advances in impervious surface mapping lead to fairer assessments, Aug,p.118
  • New quiet zone decreases train noise, improves safety in "Hub City" of Rochelle, Aug,p.122
  • New laboratory internship creates career path for chemistry students, Aug,p.128
  • Generate municipal revenue and create professional staff by certifying people and products, Aug,p.130
  • High polymer micro surfacing -- is more always better?, Aug,p.135
  • Ada County Highway District automates citizen service requests, Aug,p.138
  • A debris story: Hurricane Matthew, Aug,p.141
  • Connected vehicles and road weather, Aug,p.144
  • DeKalb County's Tracy Hutchinson breaks the proverbial glass ceiling, Aug,p.146
  • Installation of road plates, Aug,p.149
  • President's Message, Sep,p.2
  • New APWA Board member, Sep,p.5
  • Technical Committee News, Sep,p.6
  • One small community's experience with an alternative project delivery method, Sep,p.7
  • CPFP program helps fleet professionals increase their knowledge and expertise, Sep,p.10
  • Diversity in the workplace, Sep,p.12
  • Recognize Your Leaders, Sep,p.14
  • Washington Insight, Sep,p.16
  • GAC Insight, Sep,p.18
  • Mirror, Sep,p.20
  • Open Your Winter Toolbox, Sep,p.21
  • How Did They Do That?, Sep,p.24
  • International Idea Exchange, Sep,p.26
  • Community Outreach: Communicating the value of fleet services in your community, Sep,p.30
  • Key metrics for reliability-centered fleet maintenance, Sep,p.34
  • The importance of training, Sep,p.36
  • GFX celebrates public sector fleets, Sep,p.38
  • All online surplus sales are not created equal, Sep,p.41
  • President's Message, Oct,p.2
  • Technical Committee News, Oct,p.5
  • Certified Public Fleet Professional certification? Are you the best judge when determining what it can do for you?, Oct,p.8
  • Recognize Your Leaders, Oct,p.12
  • Washington Insight, Oct,p.14
  • GAC Insight, Oct,p.16
  • Imagination to Innovation, Oct,p.18
  • Open Your Winter Toolbox, Oct,p.19
  • International Idea Exchange, Oct,p.21
  • Don't sweat the small snow: strategies and tips for small event success, Oct,p.26
  • The challenges of inclement weather in the Southeast, Oct,p.29
  • Implementing large change in snow response, Oct,p.32
  • After Snowzilla, D.C.'s Snow Team prepares for upcoming snow season, Oct,p.34
  • Keys to effective winter maintenance management, Oct,p.37
  • Modern snowfighters use GIS to gain deeper insights and keep their communities moving, Oct,p.40
  • President's Message, Nov,p.2
  • CPFP Certification: Raising the bar on fleet performance, Nov,p.6
  • Recognize Your Leaders, Nov,p.8
  • Washington Insight, Nov,p.10
  • GAC Insight, Nov,p.12
  • Imagination to Innovation, Nov,p.14
  • Open Your Winter Toolbox, Nov,p.16
  • How Did They Do That?, Nov,p.18
  • International Idea Exchange, Nov,p.21
  • PWX in The City Beautiful!, Nov,p.24
  • CPWA at PWX 2017, Nov,p.33
  • Diversity: Alive and well at PWX 2017, Nov,p.37
  • President's Message, Dec,p.2
  • Technical Committee News, Dec,p.4
  • Meet your APWA National Diversity Committee, Dec,p.8
  • The Official Beginning of the Young Professionals Committee, Dec,p.12
  • Recognize Your Leaders: J. Chris Anderson, Dec,p.14
  • In & Around APWA, Dec,p.16
  • Washington Insight, Dec,p.18
  • Imagination to Innovation, Dec,p.19
  • Open Your Winter Toolbox, Dec,p.20
  • International Idea Exchange, Dec,p.22
  • Communication: Improve performance and productivity, Dec,p.27
  • Leadership and Communication: Effective coordination in a city with rapid growth and development, Dec,p.31
  • How do you communicate? Communication is not an acronym, Dec,p.34
  • Can you break that down for me? Communicating effectively, Dec,p.36
  • Communicating the values, Dec,p.39
  • Credibility, hard questions, and trust: a road map to tough communications, Dec,p.41
  • How do you communicate when you make a presentation?, Dec,p.46
  • Avoiding death by PowerPoint, Dec,p.49